Phyllobius pomaceus (Gyllenhal, 1834)
Phyllobius pomaceus is a common beetle found on Nettles in well vegetated habitats. There seems to be a slight variation in colouration, with some specimens showing a distinct purple tinge, or green through to blue. The colouration fades with age, being made up of a covering of scales which become worn and eventually rub off.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phyllobius pomaceus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Pauline Bradford. Wil Heeney. Tim Sexton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Charlie Barnes. David Shaw. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). NBGRC. Rob Johnson.

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Updated January 2022

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